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Stunningly stylish, the BlackBerry Torch 9800 is a smart slider phone that offers a speedy performance with multi-tasking capabilities. The 3.2-inch touchscreen of this BlackB...Read more
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Decent Phone
When I found out that Blackberry was going to release a touch screen/keyboard combo, I could hardly wait to get one! I have had my Blackberry Torch since November and have be...Read more
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Excellent phone for the cost, although a bit outdated
The Curve series phones all look similar, the 8530 is most closely related to the 8330. It has more memory, newer operating system support, and a touch trackpad instead of bal...Read more

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Stunningly stylish, the BlackBerry Torch 9800 is a smart slider phone that offers a speedy performance with multi-tasking capabilities. The 3.2-inch touchscreen of this BlackBerry smartphone makes navigation a breeze. It also features a slide-down QWERTY keyboard that makes instant messaging easy. A powerful battery of this BlackBerry mobile lets you enjoy conversations for as long as up to 5.8 hours. Take advantage of the Wi-Fi connectivity and high-speed 3G in this BlackBerry smartphone to enjoy benefits of faster browsing and downloading speeds. The built-in GPS in this BlackBerry mobile helps you with turn-by-turn directions. You can also shoot quick on-the-go memories using the 5 mega pixel camera in the BlackBerry Torch 9800.

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Product Identifiers
BrandBlackBerry
MPN 4980509
CarrierAT&T
Family LineBlackBerry Torch
Model9800
TypeSmartphone

Key Features
Storage Capacity4 GB
ColorWhite
Network Generation3G
Network TechnologyEDGE, GPRS, GSM / WCDMA (UMTS) / HSDPA
BandGSM/GPRS/EDGE 850/900/1800/1900 (Quadband) HSDPA 850/1900/2100 WCDMA (UMTS) 800/850/900/1700/1900/2100
StyleSlider
Camera5.0 MP

Memory
Supported Flash Memory CardsMicroSD

Battery
Battery TypeLithium Ion
Battery Capacity1300 mAh
Battery Talk TimeUp to 390 min
Battery Standby TimeUp to 432 hr

Display
Display TechnologyTFT LCD
Diagonal Screen Size3.2 in.
Display Resolution480 x 360 pixels
Color Depth24-bit (16.7 million colors)

Other Features
Touch ScreenYes
BluetoothYes
Digital CameraYes
GPSYes
QWERTY Physical KeyboardYes
Email AccessYes
Internet BrowserYes
SpeakerphoneYes

Dimensions
Height4.37 in.
Depth0.57 in.
Width2.44 in.
Weight5.68 oz

Miscellaneous
Antenna TypeInternal

eBay Product ID: EPID102695781
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CNET Editors' review

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  • THE GOOD

    "The RIM BlackBerry Torch combines both a touch screen and full QWERTY keyboard. BlackBerry OS 6 brings such improvements as a better user interface, universal search, and an improved browser and multimedia experience."

  • THE BAD

    The smartphone can be sluggish. The Torch has a lower-resolution screen. Applications can be saved only to the phone's main memory. Camera shoots only VGA video.

  • THE BOTTOM LINE

    "Though performance could be better and it could stand for some hardware upgrades, the RIM BlackBerry Torch 9800 and BlackBerry OS 6 offer much-needed improvements to stay in step with the competition, and keep BlackBerry enthusiasts happy."

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BlackBerry Torch 9800 - 4GB - White (AT&T) Smartphone
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Decent Phone

Created: 03/02/11
When I found out that Blackberry was going to release a touch screen/keyboard combo, I could hardly wait to get one! I have had my Blackberry Torch since November and have been generally happy with it. The pros: The choice to use a keyboard or touchscreen, the size is not too cumbersome and the picture quality of the camera is excellent. When I took pictures of Half Dome in Yosemite with my Torch, the pictures came out crystal clear and no one could believe a phone camera could provide that quality.

The Cons: It is very awkward to get to the battery case, such as to reboot the phone. I have the Google Voice app loaded and if too much memory is used up on the phone, Google Voice freezes, causing me to reboot. The so called easily removable battery case is very hard to move and is awkward as well. Another con is the phone tends to be very top heavy when you slide the screen up to use the QWERTY keyboard. The keys are smaller than the previous Bold keyboard but it is still easy to type on.

I hope that Blackberry gets on the bandwagon with a faster browser and more apps, but all in all, I have been a loyal Blackberry user and have enjoyed using the Torch.
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Excellent phone for the cost, although a bit outdated

Created: 05/04/11
The Curve series phones all look similar, the 8530 is most closely related to the 8330. It has more memory, newer operating system support, and a touch trackpad instead of ball like the 8330. Virgin's plans ($25 + $10 for BIS/BES Blackberry service) are the cheapest for Blackberry handsets to my knowledge. I like how replacement parts are easily found on eBay for the housing, etc.

The phone functions well for everything I try doing. It runs multiple apps without slowing down much, and it has tools like spreadsheet, word, and powerpoint to go. They are immensely helpful for those in any business field. If you just want a toy it's not as flashy as others and the $10 for BIS/BES a month might not be worth it to you.

BBM (BlackBerry Messenger) is a great messenger service and lightyears ahead of SMS texting, but you must consider that the people you wish to contact also have BBM. Wifi connection is a huge plus. Call reception and clarity is outstanding compared to many phones I've used. It also has plenty of security tools for users.

Overall, I'd say don't buy a Blackberry if you're not too tech savvy and require very simple operation. If you love technology and enjoy tweaking and modifying themes and advanced settings there is no better handset than a Blackberry. They support free tools for users to create their own apps and themes. RIM Blackberries also have many incredible features that sadly most consumers cannot easily tap into. You can also browse the web to find helpful forums and/or tutorials to help you do just about anything with these handsets.
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